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Become a Colorado Notary Public

To be appointed and commissioned as a notary public in the State of Colorado, it is important that you first understand the notary duties and responsibilities that are included in this position.

As a prospective Colorado Notary Public, you must comply with the following requirements:

  1. At least 18 years of age
  2. A resident of the State of Colorado
  3. Knows how to read and write English
  4. Knowledgeable with the Notary Law in Colorado
  5. Should not have a record of felony or misdemeanor involving dishonesty
  6. Read the Notaries Public Act

After meeting all of the qualifications, follow the steps below on how to become a Colorado Notary Public:

1. Attend a notary public training that is approved by the Secretary of State. You can find a list of vendors at their Approved Vendors list.

2. Complete and passed the notary public exam.

3. Fill out the application form and pay the online filing fee of $10.00 via credit or debit card. Make sure to read and follow the instructions.

4. Print the application form.

5. Bring your application to a notary and sign it in front of that notary.

6. Submit via mail or walk-in your application together with copies of acceptable identification (both sides), certificate of notary training, and certificate of notary exam to:

Colorado Secretary of State

Notary Program

1700 Broadway, Suite 200

Denver, CO 80290

7. Check your email inbox (and spam folder) for a message from the Secretary of State containing your notary ID and password. Save all the information.

Duties and Responsibilities

Your duties or powers as a notary public in Colorado includes administration of oaths and affirmations, copy certifications, and acknowledgments.

Term of Office

The length of a Colorado Notary Public's commission is four (4) years.

Colorado Notary Fees

As a Colorado Notary Public, these are the fees for notarizations and other notarial acts:

Acknowledgments

$5.00

Jurats

$5.00

Oaths & Affirmations

$5.00

Protests

$5.00

Copy Certification

$5.00

Find a Notary in Colorado

The Colorado Secretary of State's website provides an online system for searching or verifying a notary public. For a much easier way to find a notary in Colorado, try using FindNotary.

Resources:

  1. Colorado Notary Public Services
  2. Colorado Notary Classes, Training and Handbooks
  3. Colorado Notary Seals and Supplies

For more information on how to become a Colorado Notary, visit Colorado Notary Public's website at http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/notary/notaryHome.html. You can also contact them at (303) 894-2200 x9500 or visit their office at 1700 Broadway, Ste 200, Denver, Colorado 80290.

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